• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains


    National Historical Park Alaska

Special Use Permits

All National Park Service areas require special-use permits for certain activities to ensure the protection of our rich natural and cultural resources.

Special-use permit requests will be reviewed for potential resource damage and anticipated disruption of normal public use.

Sitka National Historical Park requires a special-use permit for the following activities:

  • Specimen collection for research or other purposes
  • Operating a power saw
  • Airdrops, parachuting, hang-gliding, or para-jumping
  • Helicopter landings
  • Public assemblies or meetings
  • Sale or distribution of printed matter
  • Display of commercial notices or advertisement
  • Memorialization
  • Commercial operations
  • Commercial photography and filming*
  • Special events
  • Soliciting
*In addition to a permit, special permission or releases must be obtained to film certain artifacts, locations, artists, icons, and other items that are not under the control of the National Park Service, even though these are associated with Sitka National Historical Park.

The application for a special-use permit may be downloaded (in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format) from this site. Most permits can be processed within a week, but some commercial filming permits may require thirty (30) days for administrative review. A non-refundable processing fee may be required to accompany this application unless the requested use is an exercise of a First Amendment right. You will be notified of the disposition of the application and the necessary steps to secure your final permit.

If you are not sure that your event requires a permit or have other questions, please contact:

Special Use Permit Coordinator
Sitka National Historical Park
103 Monastery Street
Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-0110 phone
907-747-0144 fax

Did You Know?

Painting of Tlingit warriors

The Battle of 1804 marked the beginning of Russian governance in Alaska. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is a clearing at the site of the Tlingit fort and battlefield.